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Transportation, Industrial | Greater Toronto Area

Viva Transit Facility

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Viva is York Region Transit’s (YRT) rapid transit service, operating along major corridors to connect the region’s cities. The service also links the region to Toronto’s transportation systems (GO Transit and the subway) as well as neighbouring Region of Peel. Viva launched in 2005 and has seen significant growth in ridership ever since. They rely on a large fleet of buses operating on a high frequency schedule. As the rapid transit service grew, an Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility was built to support the service.

The facility accommodates storage for 250 articulated buses and a repair garage with 20 bays. Other amenities include a parking garage, outdoor parking facilities, salt and storage sheds, courtyard and patio, landscaped and paved areas, underground water storage tanks, administration and operations offices with related staff facilities.

There is an initiative in the GTA to reduce street traffic and provide more efficient, reliable public transit. As such, the facility was designed to service the growing needs of the Region to the year 2031 by providing future accommodation for 80ft double articulated buses.